RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) self-defense

The RAD program is not a traditional self-defense course. It fills a long-standing void by enabling women to learn in a period of several hours, a set of cognitive and physical skills which will be of benefit for years to come.


The RAD approach to personal safety education embodies a practical blend of threat avoidance strategies and "real world" assault resistance tactics.

The focus of the RAD course is to develop easily mastered personal safety skills. These personal safety skills can be safely practised within a comfortable learning environment. The coupling of specific physical skills with a threat assessment process increases physical safety awareness. The overall goal of RAD is to reduce victimization through informed decision-making and sensible action. The choice to be made regarding resistance in any situation is a very personal one. RAD students find the manner of instruction to be a supportive and empowering experience.

The course also offers the students a unique "return and practice" policy. Once a student has completed a class, they have the opportunity to return to any class, free of charge, to practice concepts and to enhance techniques. This offer is good for life at any class in Canada or the United States.

Participants are required to attend 12 hours of training in order to qualify for the free lifetime return and practice policy.


The course costs $25.00 for students and $30.00 for staff.

Registration is payable by cheque or cash prior to commencement of the course at:

Welcome Centre
423 University Crescent (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Please note that course fees are non-refundable when registration is cancelled by the registrant.